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According to a study by the Agricultural Research Service, confinement buildings must be adapted to animals, rather than adapting animals to buildings, if farmers want to breed their stock more successfully.

(A) rather than adapting animals

(B) instead of the adaptation of animals

(C) rather than animals to be adapted

(D) rather than animals

(E) instead of animals adapting

Agricultural Research - Volume 33, Issue 8 - Page 11

He SayS that buildings must be adapted to pigs and other liveStock, rather than adapting animals to buildings, if farmers want to take full advantage of their genetic potential, including more efficiency in reproduction and lean-meat production.

Originally posted by eybrj2 on 31 Mar 2012, 04:47.
Last edited by hazelnut on 23 Jul 2018, 19:50, edited 2 times in total.
Formatted the question.
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X adapted to Y, rather than Y to X

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Yeah all the other answer choices violate the parallelism rule and can be eliminated
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New post 02 Apr 2012, 23:17
good question .............!!!
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Rather than X to Y

X and Y need to be parallel.
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According to a study by the Agricultural Research Service, confinement buildings must be adapted to animals, rather than adapting animals to buildings,if farmers want to breed their stock more successfully.

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b) instead of the adaptation of animals

c) rather than animals to be adapted

d) rather than animals

e) instead of animals adapting


'rather than' is required to modify noun 'animals'

X must be adapted to Y, rather than Y (adapted to) X

Only D fulfills this condition
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How will we decide which on to use between instead of and rather than ? :|
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How will we decide which on to use between instead of and rather than ? :|


Instead of - Generally used in the context of substitution (noun). "of" in instead of is a preposition...so it should be followed by a noun.

I like vanilla instead of strawberry

Rather than is used with verbs/nouns. generally GMAT doesn`t test on that split.

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Looks like the only difference between C and D is that C is more wordy, right?
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yeah, this is a common a pattern in gmat, if there are 2 parallel things, the second one can be redundant.
For example, "rather than animals (must be adapted)".
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daagh can you please brief this question
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According to a study by the Agricultural Research Service, confinement buildings must be adapted to animals, rather than adapting animals to buildings, if farmers want to breed their stock more successfully.

The meaning of the topic is that, when animals are waiting to deliver the young ones, all facilities such good ventilation, dry bedding, ample water, good walking space, privacy etc should be provided so that the offsprings are healthy. Don't put them in whatever is avaibale handily and make the pregnant animals suffer. This is basic animal husbandry.

(A) rather than adapting animals --- adapting is not parallel to adapted.

(B) instead of the adaptation of animals, ---- the adaptation is not parallel to adapted.

(C) rather than animals to be adapted --- 'to be adapted to buildings' changes the meaning as "to be adapted" is substantially different from 'must be adapted"

(D) rather than animals -- correct choice, with the word adapted being elided here.

(E) instead of animals adapting --- adapting is not parallel to adapted. Meaning also changes.
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